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She struck the ground several times with her forehead, crying and wailing: '
Appochchi! Appochchi! Will you kill me with your words? I will never leave you
nor my sister.' Babun turned upon her: 'Are the words in the jungle nothing then?
'Yes, Appochchi, but what to do now, when they come back to the village?' “
Those two Ah! now you listen, child. I have thought over it all this time and there is
only one way. I shall kill them both.' “Kill them! O Appochchi, no, no. You are mad!
Her first terror when she had been told of what her father had done had given
place to bewilderment, but when she saw him in charge of the police sergeant
she ran to him with a cry: “Is it true, Appochchi; is it true, what they say ?' 'What do
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kaitanya64 - LibraryThing
Set in colonial Ceylon, this novel is vivid and readable. While the author clearly illustrates a particular culture and time, that of a rural family in the "dry" forest area, where life is ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Steve38 - LibraryThing
Dear me but this is a depressing book. Everything that can go wrong does go wrong for the main characters. Written from the point of view of impoverished, uneducated jungle dwellers in Sri Lanka by ... Read full review